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Rory speaks on the Humanitarian situation in Yemen

I begin by paying huge tribute to the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz). For as long as I have been in the House and long before I entered the House, he has been a great champion of the interests of Yemen. He understands Yemen, as he pointed out, from his early childhood […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON FISHERIES

The Minister of State responsible for fisheries unfortunately cannot be here, but it is a great privilege for me to be here to hear those speeches, which revealed just how much care, affection and thought my hon. Friends the Members for Waveney (Peter Aldous) and for Newbury (Richard Benyon) have put into the issues of […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON RECYCLING

Barry Sheerman: What steps she is taking to meet the recycling targets in the EU circular economy package. Rory: There are two separate questions here. The EU circular economy package is still under negotiation, but on recycling rates we are doing well, as the hon. Gentleman knows. We have gone from 12.5% recycling in 2001 […]

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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT COMMITTEE

Rory, in his capacity as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, appeared alongside Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change, Tom Bastin, Head of the European Union and International Energy Efficiency Team, and Robert Hitchen, Head of the Environment Team, European Union Strategy, […]

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RORY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE HUMBLE HEDGEHOG

On Tuesday 10th of November, Rory, as Environment Minister ‎responded to a parliamentary debate on hedgehogs, believed to be the first substantial parliamentary consideration of this prickly subject since 1566. The debate was introduced by Oliver Colvile MP, a self-proclaimed “hedgehog champion” keen to draw attention to the decline in hedgehog numbers, and predation by […]